The highlights of Bonhams' Aston Martin Works sale 2014

On May 17, Bonhams will hold its annual (and usually eventful) single-marque auction at Aston Martin Works' Newport Pagnell headquarters. The sale has conjured up some surprise results in recent years; one nicely set up to cause a stir this year is the sale of the Persuaders DBS...

Even Bonhams had difficulty coming up with an estimate for the legendary Aston Martin DBS from The Persuaders!, such is the lack of a precedent – but having recently spent a day in its company, we see why it could sell at the top end of (or perhaps beyond) its pre-sale valuation of £350,000 - £550,000. As attendees at previous Works sales at Newport Pagnell will know, much more ’brow-raising results have been achieved in the past.

A category that has proved to be a success at the last few Bonhams Aston Martin sales is that of the barn-find – and it’ll come as no surprise that a selection of ‘projects’ are included in the lotlist this time around. Or, if you prefer your Aston ‘ready-to-go’, why not take a look at the DB4 GT Zagato recreation by Bodylines, predicted to fetch £800,000 – £900,000?

We’ve selected our favourites from the full list of Aston Martin cars and collectibles from the sale below.